Chris Burke breaks down how the Bills set up Robert Woods' touchdown, and also how EJ Manuel learned from an earlier mistake to nail that play.
Colin Brown had an awful day. Fred Jackson was good. Manuel was okay. Joe Buscaglia breaks down all the players who got in the game on Sunday.
WGR 550 SportsRadio - WHITE: All-22 Review Week 1
Jeremy White uses the eye in the sky to show you C.J. Spiller's struggles, Stevie Johnson flying open all day, Robert Woods' deep ball, and a lot of Manuel throws.
Making sense of Buffalo Bills DC Mike Pettine's personnel - ESPN
Mike Rodak breaks down the formations and intricacies the Buffalo Bills used against the New England Patriots.
Refocused: Patriots at Bills - Pro Football Focus
"Despite the loss, the Bills got an encouraging performance from rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel who ran the new offense efficiently and came up with some big throws when called upon."
32 Observations - Pro Football Focus
Buffalo Bills: Left tackle Cordy Glenn was the only left tackle with 30 or more pass blocks to not allow a single pressure.
Fantasy Football - Will C.J. Spiller, Stevan Ridley bounce back in Week 2? - Fantasy Football - ESPN
The Buffalo BIlls graded out well in run blocking, per KC Joyner, and he doesn't think C.J. Spiller will let that go to waste for long.
CB Johnny Adams promoted, DT Jay Ross released - BuffaloBills.com
"Adams, a rookie, was just signed to the Bills practice squad just over a week ago. The Michigan State product went undrafted this past spring and initially signed with Houston. After being released Adams (5’11" 177) signed with Indianapolis where he competed in training camp, but was cut Aug. 26th."
Captains, Marrone to meet weekly - BuffaloBills.com
"It was definitely something I wasn’t accustomed to, but it lets you know that he wants us to be just as in control of this team as he is," said Jackson. "He wants us to know what’s going on and what he’s thinking about keeping us informed so we can keep the players informed because we’re in the locker room."
Wall of Famers will come together for charity - The Buffalo News
"Twenty-eight Wall of Famers, including the team’s 12th Man, have received the honor and several will be on hand at Saturday’s VIP Gala at the Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls. Deceased Wall of Famers Pat McGroder, Bob Kalsu and Kent Hull will be represented by family members at the weekend events. Kent Hull’s widow, Kay, McGroder’s son, Patrick III, and Kalsu’s wife Janice, his daughter, Jill, and son, Robert Jr., will attend."
Bills' play total in bottom half of NFL after Week One - The Buffalo News
"The Bills' play total is slightly below the league average of 65.3 plays run on opening weekend."
Bills must remain on the field - The Buffalo News
"Obviously you have to get that fixed. We can’t leave our defense out there," running back Fred Jackson said. "We can’t go three and out, put them back out there, leave them, make them have a long day. It’s something that will be addressed. Something that as an offense we’re focused on doing. We’ve got to get that taken care of."
WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills: Not Everything Has Changed
"But were they really different? When it comes to the decisions that in short time convinced me both Dick Jauron and Chan Gailey wouldn't win here, Marrone wasn't different at all. Twice, the Bills punted on 4th-and-1 from strong field position. On a day where C.J. Spiller couldn't get off and their wide receivers amassed all of five receptions, the Bills still averaged close to 5 yards per play."
Grading the Buffalo Bills' 53: Linebackers - ESPN
Respectable grades along the linebacker corps.
Grading the Buffalo Bills' 53: Defensive line - ESPN
They grade out very highly.
FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 1 DVOA Ratings
Buffalo came in seventh in DVOA. Not bad for a bunch of newbies.
One More Click
"Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams brings us closer to the action as he was mic'd up for the game between the Bills and the Patriots." They save his sack of Brady until the three-minute mark, but his reaction is awesome.